Are Opportunity Zone Benefits All They Promise? In many cases, a 1031 exchange might provide better
There is a frenzy around opportunity zone investments and the capital gains tax benefits that come with them, but for commercial real estate investors and developers, 1031 exchanges will likely provide better tax benefits. That is because there are mitigating circumstances to receiving the tax benefit from the qualified opportunity zone.
The capital gain must be reinvested, the most “misunderstood” aspect of the qualified opportunity zone feature. The most misunderstood part of qualified opportunity zone investments is that you only receive the tax benefits if the investment comes from a capital gain that is reinvested. New money receives no tax benefits.